C-Level Executives to Share Personal Business Experiences with Local Young Entrepreneurs

Students of the 2014-2015 Dearborn Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy engage in a lively discussion with instructor Sean McGraw of Sean McGraw State Farm in Dearborn Heights. The students will have the opportunity to learn from local c-level executives at the C-Level Executive Panel Presentation on Monday, March 2 at The Adoba Hotel in Dearborn.

Students of the 2014-2015 Dearborn Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy engage in a lively discussion with instructor Sean McGraw of Sean McGraw State Farm in Dearborn Heights. The students will have the opportunity to learn from local c-level executives at the C-Level Executive Panel Presentation on Monday, March 2 at The Adoba Hotel in Dearborn.

DEARBORN, MI— Local young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of distinguished Metro Detroit c-level executives at the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce’s C-Level Executive Panel Presentation on Monday, March 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at The Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. This free event, sponsored by The Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit, is open to the public and is held as a part of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The Dearborn Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 30 week curriculum designed to teach students, grades 7-12, to open and fully operate their very own business.

“We are thrilled to once again host the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in the Dearborn area,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “This programs provides entrepreneurial minded middle and high school students with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and to start up a real, albeit modest, business!”

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce’s C-Level Executive Panel Presentation will feature panelists Bob Fish, CEO of Biggby Coffee; Renato Jamett, Senior Vice President of the Dearborn Branch of Raymond James; Andy Chesley, former CEO of London Fog; Christian Overland, Executive Vice President of The Henry Ford; and Cathy O’Malley, General Manager of Fairlane Town Center.

The C-Level Executive Panel Presentation is a unique experience that engages students on a whole new level. Each executive will be providing their own success stories and experiences, allowing students and the general public to hear the inside scoop of what they love about their roles as c-level executives. Additionally, they will share what they were doing when they were in 7-12 grade. Most importantly, the students will have the opportunity to hear professional advice from the executives to help them succeed in their future business ideas.

“This is truly a remarkable opportunity for our YEA! students to learn from some of the most successful and respected business executives and leaders in Southeast Michigan,” said Ron Hinrichs, Director of Events & Media Relations, and YEA! Program Manager for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.

Registration is required for this free event. To register and for more information, please visit the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce online at www.DearbornAreaChamber.org or by phone at 313-584-6100.

The Dearborn Area Chamber YEA! is sponsored by Sean McGraw-State Farm Agency, Sun Glo Restoration, the Dearborn Rotary Club, RPM Solutions, LLC, the Dearborn Branch of Raymond James, Del Taco, Member Focus Community Credit Union, Charter One Bank, the Kiwanis Club of Dearborn, ACCESS, Center Street Wealth Strategies, Leader Printing and Mailing, Little Caesars of Dearborn, and Biggby Coffee of Dearborn. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is hosting this year’s program on their main campus. Fairlane Town Center will host the YEA! Trade Show on May 23, and Henry Ford Village in Dearborn is providing field trip transportation.

Be sure to follow the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at facebook.com/DearbornAreaChamber, on Twitter @DbnAreaChamber and the Chamber website for all the latest Chamber news and events.

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides 600+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting 30 week class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 585.272.3535 or visit www.yeausa.org. For More information on the Dearborn Area Chamber YEA! Program, visit www.dearbornareachamber.org or call 313-584-6100.